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Former US Envoy to Syria: Assad Was Willing to Break With Iran and Hezbollah, Broker Israel-Lebanon Peace Treaty in Exchange for Golan Heights

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad attends an interview with a Greek newspaper in Damascus, in this handout released May 10, 2018. Photo: SANA / Handout via Reuters A veteran US diplomat who served in various high-level positions related to Syria revealed Wednesday that Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad said he was willing to end his alliance with Iran…

Meet the Candidates for AIA 2023 President-Elect

From June 11 to June 15, accredited AIA delegates will vote for the next leaders to hold office at the Institute’s national level. According to AIA, “delegates are selected by their assigned chapters to cast that chapter’s votes” and must be AIA members—Architect, Emeritus, Associate, or International Associate—in good standing. In the event of a…

Abandoning our Iran hostages and other commentary

Foreign desk: Abandoning Our Iran HostagesAt National Review, Elliott Abrams worries that Team Biden “is planning to do exactly what the Obama administration did just over five years ago: make a deal with Iran that abandons Americans held hostage there.” In 2015, then-Secretary of State John Kerry promised that the mullahs would release the unjustly…

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Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul to restructure ahead of planned IPO

Tadawul, the Saudi stock exchange, will restructure to become a holding company ahead of its initial public offering later this year.The exchange will restructure into Saudi Tadawul Group, a parent company housing four subsidiaries: the Saudi Exchange, a stock exchange business previously known as the Saudi Stock Exchange Co.-Tadawul; the Securities Clearing Center Co., known…